Mines of Spain Nature Center Trails


Dogs Yes

Bird Watching

Fall Foliage

2.25 (miles)



Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)


The Nature Center Trails are easy family friendly hiking trails in Mines of Spain recreation area near Dubuque, Iowa. This hike is the perfect choice for hikers with small children. The nature center trails include the State Tree Woodland Walk, Pine Chapel Trail and Lead Mine Trail. Each of which offer hikers a different perspective and scenery. Most of the trails in Mines of Spain can be connected for those looking for a longer hike. This trail is dog friendly, but you furry friend must be kept on leash. Watch out for poison ivy and if you are hiking in the summer you are going to want to make sure you have bug spray, mosquitos can be relentless. In the winter, Mines of Spain is great choice for snowshoeing or cross-country skiing and is favorite for bird watchers year-round. A heads up, Mines of Spain does NOT have a campground.

Red Tape

Camping Fee
Contact: Mines of Spain State Recreation Area 8991 Bellevue Heights Dubuque, IA 52003

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